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Science: there’s no success without failure

26 January 2015

Stuart Firestein

28 January, 3.00 pm

SISSA, “P. Budinich” Main Lecture Hall

Via Bonomea 265, Trieste

It wasn’t the successes that allowed science to progress. To the contrary, it was the failures that made it so important and influential in human society. This is the view held by Stuart Firestein, biologist at Columbia University, who will be discussing this topic at the next appointment with the SISSA Colloquia. The meeting, open to the public and held in English, is scheduled for 28 January 2015, at 3.00 pm in the “P. Budinich” Main Lecture Hall of SISSA.

Il dolore della cognizione

23 January 2015

Giuseppe O. Longo

29 gennaio, ore 18.00

Caffè San Marco

Via Cesare Battisti 18, Trieste

Giuseppe O. Longo parlerà del rapporto di Carlo Emilio Gadda con la scienza in un incontro pubblico, nell’ambito del ciclo “Scienza, letteratura e impegno civile” organizzato dal Laboratorio Interdisciplinare della SISSA di Trieste. L’evento si terrà al Caffè San Marco giovedì 29 gennaio alle 18 e sarà moderato da Giuseppe Mussardo, direttore del Laboratorio Interdisciplinare della SISSA.

Supercalcolo: scienza e applicazioni

15 September 2014

17 settembre 2014, 11.30-13.00

SISSA, Aula 4, piano terra

Via Bonomea 265, Trieste

Un incontro con esperti di supercalcolo ripercorre la storia e presenta le potenzialità applicative dell’High Performance Computing, dagli albori alle nuove frontiere di questa disciplina, approfondendo il suo uso in vari settori della ricerca. L’evento è organizzato dal Master in Comunicazione della Scienza “Franco Prattico” della SISSA di Trieste in collaborazione con NÒVA-Il Sole24ore, ed è aperto al pubblico.

5th Young Researcher Meeting

10 July 2014

14-15 July 2014

SISSA, Room 128-129

Via Bonomea 265, Trieste

It’s an opportunity for young physicists studying and working around the world to meet face-to-face and exchange views in a constructive and informal setting. The fifth edition of the Young Researcher Meeting will be held at SISSA in Trieste on 14-15 July 2014.  The distinctive feature of the event is that it is organized “by young physicists for young physicists” with an informal format that stimulates interchange among the young participants.

Amazing crystalline helium

13 May 2014

Sébastien Balibar

21 May 2014, 2.30 pm

SISSA – Main Lecture Hall

When looking for an answer to a problem we may come across a very different solution from what we expected and end up discovering new phenomena and expanding scientific knowledge.

That's what happened to Sébastien Balibar, director of research at the Statistical Physics Laboratory of the École Normale Supérieure of Paris, who was looking for a supersolid when he found "giant" plasticity. Balibar will tell us about these discoveries at the next SISSA colloquium, on May 21 at 2.30 pm.

All about prions

21 May 2014

26 May, 5.30 pm

Revoltella Museum

via Diaz, 27, Trieste

Prion diseases are a class of encephalopathies that have very severe symptoms. The PRION conference, for the past 10 years the main meeting place for the world's leading experts in these neurodegenerative diseases, is being held in Trieste this year.